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Mizzou Baseball’s Comeback Win Over Ole Miss Keeps Hoover Hopes Alive

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What. A. Comeback.

After sweeping Tennessee in the SEC Opening Weekend, Mizzou Baseball has now lost 16 out of their last 18 conference games — seeing their at-large regional hopes fade away and are now on the outside looking in to make Hoover.

However, Missouri isn’t completely eliminated from the postseason yet as they began a pivotal series yesterday against the defending National Champion Ole Miss Rebels at Taylor Stadium.

In a series where the desperately need to take two out of three at the very least, the Tigers drew first blood to set the tone for this series.

It took a huge comeback effort to do so. According to the SEC Network broadcast, it was their largest comeback victory since 2019 vs Tennessee.

With an 11-9 series opening victory over Ole Miss, Mizzou scored nine unanswered runs after trailing 9-2 entering the Bottom of the 6th inning.

The Tigers got the 6th inning rally started with a lead-off home run by senior leader Luke Mann — which moved him into a tie for third place on Mizzou’s all-time HR list with 43.

Freshman Dalton Bargo’s three-run HR made it a 9-8 game.

Who led off the Bottom of the 7th to tie the game at 9-9? Luke Mann, of course!

The underrated play of the game may have been Ty Wilmsmeyer’s catch in center field to rob a home run — keeping the game tied in the Top of the 8th.

Shortstop Matt Garcia, the graduate transfer from Bethune-Cookman, had the biggest hit of the game with an opposite-field two-run HR with two outs in the Bottom of the 8th to take an 11-9 lead.

With the win, Mizzou improved to 26-19 overall (6-16 SEC) on the season. The Tigers are currently 12 game behind Mississippi State for the final spot in Hoover. The Bulldogs host No. 6 Arkansas this weekend.

Mizzou’s LHP Javyn Pimental vs Ole Miss’ RHP JT Quinn are the scheduled starters for Game 2 of the series — 6 pm CST first pitch on SEC Network-plus at Taylor Stadium.

Here’s Kortay on the win:

And how close is Luke Mann to being Mizzou’s all-time home run leader? TR Robertson has you covered!

Onto the links. M-I-Z!

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